Come November 6, 2012, the citizens of United States will have to choose between two drastically different opponents.
The difference between Obama and Romney’s presidential plans could not be more drastic; which makes this election an easy choice. It would take ample reasoning and attempted justification to argue that Romney’s plans for education cuts, tax breaks for the rich, repeal of Obamacare, and anti-abortion laws (just to name a few) are right for our country.
I feel that Mitt Romney’s appeal to conservative voters is his promised plan to revive our economy. Romney believes that a “trickle down” approach is adequate enough to solve our economic woes.
However, his plan would include tax breaks to the wealthy and more tax burdens for the middle class. It seems that a tax plan that would help strength our middle class and provide opportunities for the poor to work their way into it is more suitable.
I would exceed my five hundred-word limit if I were to list and explain all the reasons that Romney would bring America backwards, and not forward.
However, because I am a woman, I can identify with they key issues in this election that affect women everywhere. If elected, Romney would end federal funding for abortion and programs like Planned Parenthood that are essential in providing medical attention, birth control, and sex education to women all over the U.S. Women deserve the right to choose, whether it be in light of rape, incest, or an unwanted pregnancy.
Also, President Obama advocates for legislature that ensure equal pay between men and women, such as the Paycheck Fairness Act. With a prominent gender wage gap, it is important that we choose a President who is active is trying to close the wage gap.
President Obama has come under much scrutiny during this campaign for his failure to keep promises, creating a bigger federal government, and letting fiscal spending get out of control while in office. It is vital that we remind ourselves that our government is collectively run, and while President Obama did not live up to all of our expectations, he did a remarkable job given his starting point.
He created ‘Obamacare’ which aims to stop insurance company abuses, provide more affordable healthcare to all Americans, and allow those with pre-existing conditions to get coverage. Also, instead of education cuts, Obama will double funding for Pell Grants and establish a tax college credit.
Romney plans to cut middle-class investments that would reduce funding for Pell Grants and his advice for students worrying about paying for a higher education is, “shop around”.
While I have only scraped the surface of these important political issues, my goal was to illuminate the stark differences between President Obama and candidate Mitt Romney. This election is not only a matter of voting Republican or Democratic, but voting for your rights, voting for the future and voting for a president who will move our country forward!
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